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Hollie the Hummingbird - Free Pattern


Hollie the Hummingbird

If you'd like to make your own Hollie to enjoy as a decoration or as part of the "Every bird sings it's own song" community project, the pattern is below:


What you need:

Body: Scheepjes Colour Crafter – Weert [white]

Wings/Beak/Tail: Scheepjes Colour Crafter Velvet – Gable [pink]

Accents: Scheepjes Colour Crafter – Roermond [red]

Crochet Hook: 3mm

Needle, scissors, stitch marker


Abbreviations:

[UK Terminology]

dc - double crochet

tr - treble

st - stitch

ch - chain

sl st - slip stitch

dec - decrease

inc - increase


Right Wing

Magic circle, dc 6.

Rd 1: *(inc dc) repeat from * 6 times. (12)

Rd 2: *(inc dc, 1 dc) repeat from * 6 times (18)


With RS facing, chain 5. Turn. Dc in 2nd chain from hook, dc in next 3 sts. Sl st into next st of circle. (working anti-clockwise on circle.)

Turn


Ch 1, dc in next 4 sts, ch 3, turn, dc in 2nd ch from hook, dc in next 5 sts. Sl st into next st of circle.

Turn


Ch 1, dc in next 6 sts, ch 3, turn, dc in 2nd ch from hook, dc in next 7 sts. Sl st into next st of circle.

Turn


Ch 1, dc in next 8 sts, ch 3, turn, dc in 2nd ch from hook, dc in next 9 sts. Sl st into next 2 sts of circle.


Tie off, leaving a long tail for attaching to body.


Attach darker yarn [red] and work a crab stitch border around the top half of the wing, working from circle to the end of the wing. (21). If you want to add a longer feather, ch 2 before tying off and weaving in ends.


Left Wing

Magic circle, dc 6.

Rd 1: *(inc dc) repeat from * 6 times. (12)

Rd 2: *(inc dc, 1 dc) repeat from * 6 times (18)


Sl st anticlockwise into circle, turn. with WS facing, chain 5. Turn. Dc in 2nd chain from hook, dc in next 3 sts. Sl st into next st of circle. (working anti-clockwise on circle – WS facing.)

Turn


Ch 1, dc in next 4 sts, ch 3, turn, dc in 2nd ch from hook, dc in next 5 sts. Sl st into next st of circle.

Turn


Ch 1, dc in next 6 sts, ch 3, turn, dc in 2nd ch from hook, dc in next 7 sts. Sl st into next st of circle.

Turn


Ch 1, dc in next 8 sts, ch 3, turn, dc in 2nd ch from hook, dc in next 9 sts. Sl st into next 2 sts of circle.


Tie off, leaving a long tail for attaching to body.


Attach darker yarn [red] and work a crab stitch border around the top half of the wing, working from the outer feather towards the circle. (21). If you want to add a longer feather, ch 2 before tying off and weaving in ends.


Head, Body and Tail


In white:


Work a magic circle, dc 6

rd 1: inc 1 in each st (12)

rd 2: *inc 1, dc 1* 6 times (18)

rd 3: *inc 1, dc 2* 6 times (24)

rd 4-6: dc 24 (24)

rd 7: *dec 1, dc 2* 6 times (18)

rd 8: *inc 1, dc 2* 6 times (24)

rd 9: *inc 1, dc 3* 6 times (30)

rd 10-15: dc 30 (30)

rd 16: dec 1, dc 8, dec 1, dc 18 (28)

rd 17: dec 1, dc 6, dec 1, dc 18 (26)

rd 18: dec 1, dc 4, dec 1, dc 18 (24)

rd 19: dec 1, dc 2, dec 1, dc 18 (22)


…place and secure eyes and start stuffing…


rd 20: dec 1, dec 1, dc 18 (20)

rd 21: dec 1, dc 16, dec 1 (18)

rd 22: dec 1, dec 1, dc 10, dec 1, dec 1 (14)

rd 23: dec 1, dec 1, dc 6 , dec 1, dec 1 (10)


…complete stuffing…


fold ends of body so edges lie flat together, dc 5 across both edges to join. turn


Row 1: ch 1 [counts as first dc] dc 4 (5)turn.

Row 2: ch 1 [counts as first dc] dc 4 (5)turn.

Row 3: ch 1 [counts as first dc] dc 4 (5)turn.

Row 4: ch 1, dc in same st, dc 3, inc 1, (7) turn

Row 5: ch1, dc in same st, dc 5, inc 2 (9) turn


Join new colour [pink]


Row 6: ch 1, [counts as first dc] dc 8 (9) turn

Row 7: ch 1, tr 3 in next st, sl st, sk next st, tr 3 in next st,sl st, sk next st, tr 3, sl st.


Tie off and weave in loose ends.


Beak


Surface crochet 3 st in a triangle shape, dc 2 on top of surface crochet, tie off and weave in ends.


Attach wings to body.


Ta-da!! Your Hollie Hummingbird is finished – find some silky ribbon for hanging and enjoy!




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